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Best Websites: Peace Studies

Peace Organizations

Breaking the Ice (formerly Extreme Peace Missions)
This non-profit organization was established by passionate citizens who were drawn together to create the story of "Breaking the Ice" [A 2004 Antarctic expedition of Israelis and Palestinians.] It is based on the premise that memorable experiences can bring people together for life and is committed to the idea that these experiences can fuel a sustainable form of conflict resolution - because nothing connects people better or more permanently than the shared experience of facing and overcoming a challenge.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Founded in 1910, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. The Endowment's web site provides many full-text publications on topics such as: China, Russia and Eurasia, South Asia, Democracy and Rule of law, non-proliferation, trade, equity and development; as well as information about the Endowment and its programs.

The Carter Center
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1982. Check out their extensive collection of links and resources.

The Center of Concern and Education for Justce
Promoting global justice and peace since 1971, the Center for Concern envisions a world in which every woman, man and child can survive, thrive, and contribute back to our communities, enhancing life for all who share the planet. Through research, analysis, networking, public education and advocacy, the Center works to advance more just, sustainable and authentically human development for all. This web site is going through a period of transition.

Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)
The Fellowship of Reconciliation is an interfaith and international movement with branches and groups in over 40 countries and on every continent committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. It has been in existence since 1915.

The Forgiveness Project
The Forgiveness Project, founded in 2004, is an organization working with grassroots projects in the fields of conflict resolution, reconciliation and victim support. Begun by Marina Cantacuzino, it is an award-winning, secular organization that collects and shares real stories of forgiveness to build understanding, encourage reflection and enable people to reconcile with the pain and move forward from the trauma in their own lives.

International Forgiveness Institute
Established in 1994 as a private, non-profit organization, the International Forgiveness Institute was an outgrowth of the social scientific research done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1985 by Robert Enright and his colleagues. It was created as a way to disseminate the findings of that research, and the research and writings by others exploring forgiveness.

International Peace Bureau
Established in 1892 and having U.N. consultative status, the International Peace Bureau is the world’s oldest and most comprehensive international peace federation, bringing together people working for peace: pacifists, women, youth, and people from labor, religious and professional bodies.

Institute of World Affairs
The Institute of World Affairs (IWA) was founded in 1924 as a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization devoted to international understanding and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Nonviolent Peaceforce
The mission of the Nonviolent Peaceforce is to build a trained, international civilian peaceforce committed to third-party nonviolent intervention. There are American affiliates in St. Paul, MN and San Francisco, CA. and a local chapter in Madison, WI.

Peace Action
For 50 years Peace Action has worked to promote grassroots activism for nuclear disarmament, an end to weapons trafficking, a just economy, a democratic foreign policy, and an informed electorate.

Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA)
The PJSA is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). Both organizations provided leadership in the broadly defined field of peace, conflict and justice studies. The site includes organizational conference and publication information along with a wide selection of very useful links.

Peace Brigades International
Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which protects human rights and promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts.

Peace Boat US
Peace Boat US is a non-governmental and non-profit organization working to promote peace, human rights, equitable and sustainable development, and respect for the environment throughout the United States and the world. These aims are pursued through international educational programs, including onboard conferences, workshops, face to face encounters and field studies.

Peace Direct
Peace Direct is an award-winning, international NGO operating in some of the most challenging conflict environments worldwide. They support local action against conflict.

Peace Science Society International
Headquartered at Penn State University, Peace Science Society International is a Scientific Association of Individuals Developing Theory and Methods for the Study of Peace.

Peaceful Tomorrows
Peaceful Tomorrows is an advocacy organization founded by family members of September 11th victims. The organization seeks effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and to identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world.

Search for Common Ground
The mission of Search for Common Ground is to transform the way the world deals with conflict by emphasizing cooperative solutions, pursued on a realistic scale and with practical means. Their goal is to make "the search for the common ground, the common thing."

Toda Institute
Founded in 1996 to honor the life and work of Josei Toda, the second president of Soka Gakkai (The Society for Value Creation, a lay Buddhist organization,) the Toda Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to the pursuit of peace through peaceful means and a complete abolition of war.

Veterans for Peace
Veterans for Peace is an organization made up of U.S. veterans working together for peace and justice through nonviolence and working toward a world without war through humanitarian actions and dialogue.

Waging Peace (Web Site of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation)
Founded in 1982, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, to use technology responsibly and sustainably, and to empower youth to create a more peaceful world. The Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age.


Last Updated 4/27/2020